Luxury hotel, Villa Rosa Kempinski has announced that it is building a bullet proof fence around its swimming pool. The hotel says that it has been forced into this measure by the construction of the Nairobi Expressway, which has left it exposed to attackers.
The Nairobi Expressway overlooks the hotel. The hotel argues that with the Expressway so close by, its international and local high end clients could be exposed to attacks.
The hotel, however, says its rooms, including a presidential suite are far from the road and noise, with safety and privacy of clients still maintained.
“The rooms are far and not very close to the road. The only thing close is the swimming which is open and we have started taking security measures and we are going to have bulletproof (glass) there… We respect our guests’ privacy,” sad Kempinski director of sales Judy Matengo.
She also noted that the hotel could reap big from the Expressway with guests opting to reside there due to its now close proximity to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
“The expressway works to our advantage. It takes 12 minutes from the airport compared to 45 minutes or one hour due to traffic jam. It’s even safer without the buses and trailers and parking boys snatching phones from guests,” she said.